Birthdays in Music on August 19

  • 1686 Antonio Tonelli, composer
  • 1737 Johann Georg Christoph Schetky, composer
  • 1780 Pierre-Jean de Béranger, French poet and songwriter, born in Paris (d. 1857)
  • 1813 William Henry Fry, composer
  • 1824 Georg Goltermann, composer
  • 1881 Georges Enesco, [or Enescu], Romania, composer (Romanian Dances)
  • 1886 Robert Heger, composer
  • 1896 Eino Mauno Aleksanteri Linnala, composer
  • 1905 Jacques de Menasce, composer
  • 1907 Zygmunt Mycielsky, composer
  • 1914 Fumio Hayasaka, composer
  • 1918 James George "Jimmy" Rowles, jazz pianist
  • 1920 Paul Kont, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 2000)
  • 1924 William Marshall, American actor, director, and opera singer (Blacula, Scream Blacula Scream), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • 1939 Ginger [Peter] Baker, England, drummer (Cream-White Room)
  • 1940 Johnny Nash, rocker (I Can See Clearly Now), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1943 Billy J Kramer, rock vocalist (The Dakotas-Bad to Me), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1943 Edwin Hawkins, American gospel musician, choir master and composer (Oh Happy Day), born in Oakland, California (d. 2018)
  • 1944 Eddy Raven, Lafayette La, country singer (Right Hand Man)
  • 1945 Ian Gillan, English heavy metal and rock singer-songwriter (Deep Purple-Knocking at Backdoor), born in London
  • 1946 Beat Raaflaub, Swiss conductor
  • 1947 Gerard Schwarz, Weehawken NJ, trumpeter/conductor (LA Chamber Orchestra)
  • 1948 Susan Jacks (Susan Pesklevits) Saskatoon Canada, singer and songwriter
  • 1951 John Deacon, British pop-rock guitarist (Queen), born in Leicester, England
  • 1951 Gustavo Santaolalla, Argentine film composer
  • 1959 Steve Grimmett, heavy metal rocker
  • 1960 Dan "Woody" Woodgate, rocker
  • 1962 Angelo Debarre, French gypsy jazz guitarist (Mémoires: Memories of Django), born in Saint-Denis, France
  • 1963 Joey Tempest, rocker (Europe-The Final Countdown)
  • 1966 Lee Ann Womack, American musician
  • 1967 Jason Starkey, son of Beatle Ringo
  • 1968 Mark McGuinn, country music singer
  • 1969 Nate Dogg, American rapper
  • 1969 Clay Walker, American singer
  • 1970 Fat Joe, American rapper
  • 1972 Elizabeth Wolfgramm, American singer (The Jets), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1972 Sammi Cheng [Sau Man], Hong Kong singer and actress (Internal Affairs), born in Hong Kong
  • 1972 Chihiro Yonekura, Japanese singer, born in Yokohama, Japan
  • 1979 Dave Douglas, American musician (Relient K)
  • 1980 Jun Jin, Korean rapper (Shinhwa)
  • 1980 Darius Danesh, Scottish singer-songwriter & actor
  • 1980 Michael Todd, American musician (Coheed and Cambria)
  • 1983 Missy Higgins, Australian singer-songwriter
  • 1983 Tammin Sursok, Australian actress & singer
  • 1985 Megan Rochell, American singer

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1986 Christina Perri, American singer-songwriter (So You Think You Can Dance), born in Bensalem, Pennsylvania

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  • 1987 Anaïs Lameche, Swedish singer (Play)
  • 1989 Romeo, American rapper